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WHAT HAS CVA GOT?
By CHARLES V.STANTON
Several weeks ago while attending a meeting addressed
by Girard Davidson, assistant secretary of the interior, we
heard him tell how CVA would result in spending many
additional millions of dollars in development of resources
in the Pacific Northwest.
In a question and answer period which followed, we
asked from what source CVA would be able to draw the
millions that "Jebbie" had so glibly pledged.
We received very evasive answers and no direct reply
to our question.
Now Congressman Harris Ellsworth volunteers the infor
mation that CVA would produce no activity not already in
progress, would not materially speed development, and
would have no additional funds with which to operate.
Speaking before the Roscburg Chamber of Commerce forum
luncheon audience, Ellsworth enumerated CVA's proposals
and told how work already has been instituted on each,
with appropriations coming from Congress about as rapidly
as money can be expended efficiently.
We can disagree with the congressman on a few minor
CVA" probably would have more money available than
at present, providing the administration continues to re
ceive a sympathetic majority in Congress. For, in that event,
the administration would be able to draw heavily from the
federal treasury under its policy of deficit spending, while
CVA, in addition, could spend the millions of dollars de
rived from power revenues, plus income from authorized
competition with private industry, without any measure
of supervision or control by Congress.
Insofar as project work is concerned, CVA could do little,
other than exercise its dictatorial authority, aside from what
already is provided for by the many federal agencies work
ing independently on regional development.. Bureau of Recla
mation, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Forest Service, Bureau
. of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife service, Soil Con
servation service, AAA, and numerous others, cover vir
tually every function proposed to be grouped under CVA.
Each agency now is subjected to congressional control. CVA
would put all federal activity under one head, directed by
'a three-man board, answerable to the executive rather than
the legislative branch of government, despite the consti
tutional principle that Congress is to control the purse
Thus we can agree with the Congressman that any pro
ject CVA could undertake now is possible under existing
agencies, except that CVA would have powers of condem
nation, authority to determine payments to counties in lieu
of taxation, management over land uses and other powers
.that should be exercised only by governmentaf agencies in
which the people have direct representation.-
We doubt if Mr. Ellsworth intended -any inference that
we should not have over-all planning and better' coordina
tion between agencies In the regional management program.
Some listeners might have gained that impression,
In private conversations with the congressman; however,
we have been informed that he endorses the Hoover com
mission report, particularly as it affects regional develop
ment policies'. The'IIdover plan would accomplish everything
Contained in the CVA proposal, except granting dictatorial
authority, while, at the same time, keeping the organization
within constitutional intent and under congressional super
vision. The Hoover report, we believe, should be given' more
emphasis. Under its provisions we could eliminate much of
the duplication, waste and extrnvngance now accompanying
federal activities, and, simultaneously, obtain a better bal
ance through coordinated planning.
To date, however, opponents of CVA have spent their
time, money and effort combatting the valley authority idea
without advancing, except in a limited way, the obvious al
ternative. ' " It 1s true that a voluntary commission to promote the
Hoover plan is in process of organization, but it will be
sevoral months before its strength is fully developed.
In the meantime, CVA proponents are cunningly scheming
to draw party lines around the issue. If they succeed, any
Democratic victory in tho Pacific Northwest would be loud
ly proclaimed as endorsement of CVA. The political policy
is not to decide CVA on its merits but to make it a football
to be lugged over the goal line by administration fullbacks.
I SAW .By Paul Jankiiu
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crlcan policy In the Pacific. The
question of U.S. recognition of the
Chinese Communists is reported
ly only one of the subjects with
which Jessup is to deal.
AVERAGE payment per year was
The figures are, vouched for by
the U. S.. department of. commerce.
THIS Is a natural question: How
could such a thin? be?
Well, here's a fact that might
help to explain it: As wages go
up, labor-saving machinery is
SUBSTITUTED FOR MEN in the
hope of keeping costs of produc
tion down. ...
What becomes of the men who
are thus displaced? .
By ViaJinstt S. Martini
Germans In Red
Zone Grumble At
BERLIN, Nov. 10 UP) -The
cast German Communist govern
ment rumbled with discontent to
day over Introduction of Russian
Ideas Into soviet zone industry.
Bold declarations for private
enterprise as opposed to the
"peoples-owned" and "coopera
tive" store systems came publi
cly from two minor parties which
up to now have collaborated with
The declarations, which
amount to heresy toward Com
munist thinking, were made by
the National Democratic party,
made up of former Nazis, and
the Liberal Democrats.
Both parties have representa
tives In the cabinet of Prime
Minister Grotewohl, socialist uni
ty (Communist) leader.
Grotewohl has made It plain
since he was Installed In office
by the Russians that the East
German poll I leal and economic
system would Imitate the Soviet
union In every rcspcet.
Senior High Students
Receive Report Cards
Report cards arc being Issued
today to every student In Rose
burg Senior high school, an
nounced Principal Goorue Erick-
son. The report covers the first
nine weeks of school, as the cards
arc issued four times during the
Erlckson urges all parents to
review the cards with the stu
dents, Riving particular emphasis
to scholastic progress and to the
Each card is to be slcned hv
the parent or guardian and re
turned to the teacher from whom
it was received on Monday, Nov.
HILL LIND, superintendent of Kuckenberq Construction comDanv.
as he stood by hit pickup surveying right of way clearing oper
ations at the Pioneer bridge in the canyon louth of Canyonville.
His company has the contract for reconstructing the Pacific
highway through the difficult section extending from Deer
Park Inn on south to Aiaiea.
Mr. Una" i horn is in Portland but ha ii no stranger to Douglas
county. Ha had a road job on the Pacific highway just south
of Roieburg in tha early thirties and his company now has a
contract on the North Umpqua highway tha section just be
yond Rock Creek. He has just completed a job on tha North
Santiam. "There were real mountains there," he stated re
flectively, "but wa weren't in the midst of as much traffic as
wa will ba here."
State Dept. Troubleshooter To Visit Red China
LAKE SUCCESS -(.?) Prof.
Philip C. Jesstlp, one of the State
department's top International
trouhlcshooteiv. expects to visit
Communist China on a policy
study tour of the Far East soon,
an Informed source savs.
Jessup, a Columbia University
professor who doubles as a U.S.
delegate to the United Nations
ha been assigned by Secretary
of Stale Acheson to study chang
es in Far East conditions brought
by Communist victories In China.
A now American policv in the
Pacific Is e.ected to be chart
ed from Jessups factfinding
The fact finding tour Is expect
ed to deal with all phases of Am-
Mistake Means Refunds
For Polk Taxpayers
DALLAS. Ore. (JPI Every
body who pays Polk county taxes
Is in line for a refund.
An error in the 1949-50 property
tax roll Is responsible for an
over-levy of $107,449, according
to Ed C. Dunn, assessor, whose
attention was called to the mis
take by a member of an auditing
Refunds at the rate of $6.80 per
each $1,000 property valuation
re being paid taxpayers who
made payment prior to Oct. 31.
Payments offered after that date
are being cut down by the staff
of Sheriff T. B. Hooker.
Dunn said the mistake was
made In his office In figuring the
county-state, levy, 6.8 mills too
much being added. Since the
county-state levy is general to
all parts of the county, all tax
payers are affected.
under wages by passing a mini
mum wage law. We have Just
passed a new law putting a much
higher floor under wages.
That brings up another Interest
ing question: What is to become
of those who are so unskilled or
so Inefficient as to be unable to
EARN the minimum hourly wage
prescribed by law?
ISNT It possible (perhaps prob
able) that some of those dis
placed by new labor-saving ma
chinery have been going onto the
direct relief rolls? Isn't It possi
ble that as minimum wages (set
by law) go up many of those who
could be employed at a lower wage
but can t find employment at a
higher wage will go onto the
direct relief rolls?
T is certainly startling that In
the roaring years of the big
post-war boom, when it was gen
erally supposed that there were
more Jobs than men to fill them,
the DIRECT RELIEF BILL was
much larger than In the trying
years of the deep depression, when
jobs were admittedly scarce and
hard to find.
Is It going to be true through
out the foreseeable future that
in years of high wages and full
employment DIRECT RELIEF
PAYMENTS are going to be
larger than in years of lower
wages and widespread unemploy
ment? I HOPE you won't misunder
I'm not arguing against what
we call direct relief by which is j
Have you ever wanted some
thing with such longing that
your desire was practically a
prayer, and then perhaps a
long time later been Just as
thankful you were denied the ful
fillment of that particular wish?
There is an old Italian proverb:
God never closes one door with
out opening to us a far better
one. Sometimes we outline hu
manly the way our prayers shall
be answered without realizing
we have quite forgotten that "not
my will but Thine be done." A
little like a persistent goat that
hits Its head against a wall un
til -exhausted or diverted to some
other activity? When all the time,
as a very dear and very wise
woman said to me one time:
"When you come to a solid wall
and can't see past it, your real
need is to trust God morel"
"Look within," she said, for
knowledge of what step to take
next. It probably will be one you
don't want to take. Take It any
way! And there will be a door
open In the waH' through which
Dr. E. W. Carter
Chiropodist Foot Specialist
Over Rexall Drug Store
meant money that is paid to those
who have no Jobs, who have
no unemployment compensation
coming, who have no bonds
saved up AND ARE HUNGRY.
I believe without reservation
that people who are jobless, hun
gry and cold MUST BE FED,
HOUSED AND CARED FOR. If
that isn't done, our boasted mod
ern mechanical civilization will
break down and come to an end.
BUT WHY is It in boom years
of full employment and labor
scarcity our direct relief pay
ments are SO MUCH HIGHER
than in years of depression and
lack of employment?
Unless we can find the answer
to that question, ie seems to me
that we are headed for bad trou
ble In the years that are to come.
you may pass easily."
Many years ago the Bishop of
London was quoted in the Unl
versalist Leader as saying: "It
is the ten minutes after prayer
that matter. You say your pray
ers; but before God has had time
to answer, you are up from your
knees and off. We do not hear
what the answer is; we do not
wait to hear what it is. It may
be that for years God has been
trying to say something to us, but
we have never given Him time
to cpeak to us. 'Be still and know
that I am God.' "
Even out here In the country
where I had expected to find "
lots more of that something we
call "time," forgetting that to
each of us is rationed out the
same time, I cannot get away'
from that feeling of speed. Even
without the telephone we have
been waiting three years to have,
there is still that feeling of ur
gency. One cannot get away from
it except in one way and that
way is too often not utilized to
Faster and faster and faster!
Three months, if all went well,
to cross the country, so hort a
time ago. Now less than a day!
But with all our speed we have
not yet achieved the calm spir
ituality with which One in Gali
lee was "immediately where he
wanted to be.
between 6.15 and 7
p. m., if you have not
received your New
Review. Ask Jor Harold Mot'ey.
We have jobs for trained workers. . .
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STATEMENT OF CONDITION
NOVIMBER 1, 1949
Cash on Hand and Due from Bank. f, 116,880,131.74
United States Government Bonds 248 398 599.66
Municipal and Other Bonds 38,'315,'233.26
Loans and Discounts 148'416l862!o6
Stock in Federal Reserve Bank 600,000.00
Bank Premises (Including Branches) ; 7,414748!80
Customers' Liability on Acceptances 504499.18
Interest E,arned l,966!oi6!52
Other Resources .
Capital I........' $ 10,000,000.00
Undivided Profits 12.280,183.83 $ 32,280,183.83
Reserves for Merest, Taxes, etc 3,095,811.22
Dividends Declared 250,000.00
Interest Collected Not Earned ' 1,303,660.68
Tkit ttatrmrnt ineludn 40 branehet in Orjroa
Ho Ornci: PORTLAND, OREGON
DIRECT BRANCH OF
THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK